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Alicia Del Fuoco and Alex Down from the Durham Lords Women’s Soccer team are going to the OCAA Women’s indoor soccer championship
Story, image and video by: Kamesha Horne-Simmons
The Durham Lords Women’s Indoor Soccer team has made it to the finals! It is their fifth season qualifying for the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) championship. The team finished in second place at the OCCA regional with a 1-0-2.
The Lords will meet up with the other top eight teams at the provincial finals, that will take place at the Ontari0 Soccer Association (OSA) Soccer Centre in Vaughan, Ontario on March 21 and 22 .
The Durham Lords started the regional championship with two ties, Georgian College, home to the Grizzly (1-1) and Sault College, home to the Cougars (0-0). The Grizzly, Georgian College was the other team from pool D to advance to the provincial finals, finishing in first place with a record of 2-0-1 record.
Submissions are no longer being accepted to Durham Ideas Den, a competition where finalists will pitch innovative ideas, on March 28, to a panel of judges. Students across Durham Region were invited to submit a proposal that addressed a social problem in the Durham Region while having the chance to win up to $5,000 at the same time.
Durham Ideas Den 2013 is Durham Region’s first social innovation challenge. This challenge was set out to get youth to come together, in teams of three, and submit their ideas for ventures that will help change the community for the better.
The teams had a choice of five different categories to choose from when coming up with an idea: climate change, transportation, youth engagement, image of region, and poverty. With 91 submissions to go through, the judges will be making their decision on the finalists on March 11. Six lucky teams will be chosen to carry on to the final round taking place on March 28, at 3p.m. at the Student Services building.
The six teams will present their proposals in front of a panel of three judges. Jason Vessel, a professor at Durham College and Omar Ramroop, Director of Learning at the School for Social Entrepreneurs, are confirmed as judges. The third judge has yet to be announced.
The overall winning team will take home $5,000, second place is $3,500, and third place is $2,500. The other finalists will also receive $1,000 each. All money awarded to the winning teams will go toward making their idea come to life.
The top three teams will get help from the Community Innovation Lab to develop their plan throughout the summer. Other teams who place in the top six will also be invited to take part in boot camps at the Innovation Lab to also help further their ideas.
The motivational speaking event happens once a year and is broadcast live from Atlanta.
Vice President of JCI Durham, John Black, said the group sees the Leadercast as an opportunity to bring a positive event to the community. “It provides a high level of speaker that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to do.”
A speaker like Condoleeza Rice, former US Secretary of State, would be a costly speaker on her own, so JCI Durham is excited to have the opportunity to broadcast talks from 10 other prominent figures as well. JCI chapters include young people, through membership, in projects trying to make a positive community impact. The fast-food chain sponsoring the event made headlines last year after its president, Dan Cathy, publicly spoke out against gay marriage.
“I think anything positive the speakers have to say is tarnished by the fact Chick-Fil-A is the title sponsor of the event,” says LGBT activist and former Durham College student, Nathan MacKinnon. “While they may not be benefiting financially from it their name and financial support is attached to it.”
Proceeds of the event will go to JCI and back into the community, says Black. However he admits the costs of hosting the event are so high little profit will be made. MacKinnon questions why the ticket costs are so high if the event is marketed toward students. Early bird tickets are 99 dollars, 149 dollars is the regular price.
Black said he has spoken with PFLAG director for Durham Region, Jayme Harper. The JCI Durham VP believes both parties want to do what is best for the community. A JCI Durham statement on the matter will be released later this evening. Harper wants to be clear that PFLAG has nothing against Durham College, UOIT or JCI, “They are great supporters of LGBT and diversity within the Durham Region. Our problem is with bringing Chick-Fil-A as a title sponsor to Canada, more so to a public event.”
Chik-Fil-A’s Leadercast will be broadcast internationally from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
With the Reel Music Festival less than a month away, there will be more posters, announcements and signs on campus letting students know about this annual event.
Bands and solo musicians will be taking part in the festival created by the second-year Music Business Management students. Shows, such as Songs Revealed, Prescription 2 Rock and numerous other events will be held in local venues such as Wasted Space and E.P Taylor’s.
“Bands apply through the web page or to the specified emails given on the posters,” said third-year MBM student Luke Molica. “From there applicants go through a judging panel where it is then decided who will be featured.”
There are two different auditions that hopefuls will have to complete in order to make “the cut.” As in previous years, bands and artists selected for the showcases are split into genres. The genres will be split into different venues.
The event does include more than just performances. There are also videos, conferences and trade shows. Students organize everything, including ticket sales, bookings and promotions.
Students can see these acts and many more music-related shows all over town from April 3 to 6th. There will be some events in March including Songs Revealed, taking place Thursday, March 15 in the campus Marketplace.
For more information about the festival and to see who will be performing, you can check out the website at reelmusicfestival.com.
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Artists who would like to be a part of The Second Annual Juried Gig Poster Show at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) must have their submissions in by March 8. Those chosen will be notified March 22.
“The posters must be advertising a live music event, either real or imagined,” RMG manager of Communications and Social Media, Jacquie Severs wrote on the event page. “Submissions will be judged by a jury of experienced art directors, designers, and/or musicians on quality, dynamism and effectiveness.” In a later interview she elaborated, “a dynamic design is effective because it is energetic, has vitality, and drives action.”
Photo, story and video by Bobby Perritt-Moungaloa.
If you haven’t had an intimate relationship at an art gallery then you have until April 21 to have that experience at one of the newest exhibits at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG).
Community Collects – An Intimate Relationship was put on display February 1, and is one of a series of RMG exhibits that taps into private collections, allowing collectors to work with the gallery’s senior curator Linda Jansma. Not only do the artists get to display their collection but they will also speak with the public the first day the exhibit kicks off.
Graduating Durham College students can log on to MyCampus, and use Administrative Services to apply to graduate for spring 2013.
As the semester comes to a close, graduation approaches for thousands of Durham College students. But for many of those students the graduation process is a bit of a mystery. Some students have been surprised to find out that they are required to apply to graduate in the first place. This should be done through the administrative services tab on MyCampus before Tuesday, April 16, and is necessary for students even if they do not plan to attend the convocation ceremony in June.
The application ensures that there is a diploma or certificate created for each graduating student, but there is no additional fee to apply.
“The graduation fee of approximately $32.65 is paid in the student’s ancillary fees in the first semester of the program,” said Michelle Pigeon, Associate Registrar at Durham College. “There is no additional cost at the time when you apply to graduate.”
Durham College athletics department intern, Aaron Kolodziejczak.
Story, photo, and video by Meghan Wels.
For students interested in sports, the Durham College athletics department offers internships specific to certain programs. For sports business student Aaron Kolodziejczak, this internship is exactly what he has been looking for to gain experience for his future career. “I started the internship in January this semester and it goes until the end of April,” said Kolodziejczak. “I’m a full time intern here and there are also a few interns from the public relations program who help out a couple times a week.”
Kolodziejczak says out of the numerous internships that are available for his program, he finds the Durham College athletics department to be a perfect fit for him. “There are internships available with the Toronto Blue Jays, Hockey Canada, and a lot of other cool professional sports internships, but I have a strong interest in collegiate athletics,” said Kolodziejczak. “This particular posting offers a lot of different tasks which is good because it’s not routine or dull.”